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Chaffee Grant and Clair Blakley opened the Waterfront, shortly after the prohibition was repealed with a new custom bar, a few bar stools, a juke box, slot and pin-ball machines and some food snacks on the bar. They hired friends to tend bar and eventually Clair Blakley’s wife, Glady, opened a kitchen and started a small lunch business. The business took off and it became clear that they needed a full time bartender. Clair Blakley’s brother-in-law, Clayton Schilling, had always been a silent partner. Eventually, Clair Blakley’s employer, Associated Oil Co., preferred that he not be associated with the liquor business. Chaffee Grant sold his half interest to Schilling. Clair Blakley signed over his ownership to his wife. Mrs. Blakley continued to manage the kitchen and soon hired a full cook. They also hired another bartender. The clientele of the Waterfront was local. They were “colorful characters.” Clayton Schilling came to own the bar and later sold it to Melvin Miller, sometime in the late 60's early 70's. Melvin Millers daughter Nancy Nichols bought into the bar and later became the sole owner in the early 80's. Nancy Nichols still owns The Waterfront today. With the help of her two grandsons, Chad Cline and Jason Nichols, she hopes to continue serving San Diegans for years and generations to come.

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Bar, Restaurant
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Waterfront Bar  Address:
2044 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

Contact Waterfront Bar :
Telephone Number: 619 232 9656

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Profile Created:
12 June 2010
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